Asthma: How Much Do You Know?
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Nebulizers — devices that transform liquid asthma medications into an easy-to-inhale mist — aren’t providing people with asthma a full dose of medication, according to a small new study. Researchers found that less than 20 percent of the prescribed medication actually makes it into the [...]
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) — People with asthma face special risks from influenza, and a new report suggests far too few American asthma patients receive the seasonal flu shot. “Asthmatics are at increased risk for complications from the flu,” said one expert, Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) — Women with asthma seem to experience delays in getting pregnant, Danish researchers report. Whether this trend is because asthma has a direct biological effect on fertility or because having asthma reduces the frequency of intercourse isn’t clear, however, the researchers said. “There is an association between asthma and [...]
FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — Women are more likely than men to have asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases, a new study says. Before puberty, boys are more likely than girls to have these health issues. But that changes when they become young adults, allergist Dr. Renata Engler said in a Friday presentation at an annual [...]
FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — The number of people with asthma who are allergic to cats is on the rise — it’s doubled over 18 years, a new study finds. “From 1976 to 1994, positive allergy skin tests in people with asthma have increased significantly,” study author Dr. Leonard Bielory said in a news release [...]